The key to the Island


The key smartcard is a great way of buying tickets for travel on Southern Vectis. You can top-up your key with tickets safely & securely online. It will only take 3 hours for your online ticket to load and then your key is ready for use on the bus. You can also top-up your key on the bus and at the Newport Travel shop. Please note that multi-day bundle tickets are special offer tickets and may be withdrawn from sale without notice.

how the key works

Follow the steps below to get your key, load tickets and travel! 

  1. order your key online here
  2. allow 2 working days for your key to arrive in the post 
  3. login online and purchase your tickets
  4. wait 3 hours for your online ticket to load onto the key
  5. hold the key for 5 seconds on the ticket machine to activate, anytime thereafter just wait for the green light!
  6. enjoy travelling & saving with the key!

  

tickets available on the key 

Start saving today. Take a look at ticket prices on the key.

view multi-day ticket prices on the key here +

 

view freedom ticket prices on the key here +

 

child tickets on the key 


Child tickets are now available on the key. The key is the most convenient way of buying bus tickets, as you don't have to worry about having the right amount of cash on the bus, and online top-up will only take three hours to activate! Providing your key is registered we can also replace your key and ticket should you lose it. Please note that multi-day bundle tickets are special offer tickets and may be withdrawn from sale without notice.

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Freedom pass 7 day 30 day  90 day
Child (5-16 years) £12 £42.50 £108.50
Multi-day tickets 5 day 15 day 30 day
 Child (5-16 years) £16.50 £42 £60

already got a key

Register your details to your key, so that you can top-up online. Registering your key also ensures that should you lose your key we can transfer any remaining tickets onto a replacement key.

register a key +

 

keep me - don't bin me!

Please look after your key and don’t throw it away. You can use the same key card time and time again. Your first key is free, but you may be charged up to £5 for every additional card.

 

Contact us

Call: 01983 827 000 [Mon - Fri 09.15 - 17:00]

Visit: Travel Shop, Newport Bus Station

Here you can get a key card
The key smartcard is a great way
of buying tickets for travel on Southern Vectis.
You can top-up your key with tickets safely
& securely online.
It will only take 3 hours for your online ticket to load
and then your key is ready for use on the bus.
Some of our tickets are only available on the key.

01983 523 831

07.00 - 18.00 Monday to Saturday              

09.00 - 17.00 Sundays

Newport shop unstaffed from 12.30 - 13.30 everyday

Visit: Travel Shop, Yarmouth bus station is now closed until March, 2017

Visit: Travel Shop,  Ryde bus station        09.00 - 15.00 daily

key helpline: 01202 678 100 [Mon - Fri 08:00 - 18:00]